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What Is A Stress Echo Test
Change w/exercise : When excercised, or 'stressed', the heart needs more oxegen to function properly than at rest. If it's not getting that increase, the muscle will start to move in abnormal ways, which will show up on the echo. At rest, because it needs less oxegen, it may be getting enough, so it will look normal then. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
A good test: But it is only suggestive and cannot tell you whether you have any coronary artery disease. It does give great information about heart size, function, and generalized blood flow under physical stress but does not define the anatomy of the coronary artery system. At your age and without congenital heart disease would doubt there is a serious issue. ...Read more
Can a stress echo test pick up minimal blockage ? I am 25 years old and i got to 185 bpm...How sensitive are they?
Can a stress echo test pick up minimal blockage ? I am 25 years old and i got to 185 bpm...How sensitive are they? Any help would be appreciated?
Not recommended: Depends on your cardiovascular fitness and your overall health profile. Usually you want to be tested as close to your baseline as possible because you are exercising your heart to exhaustion. It's usually not easy and you are asked to push your heart and body to the limit to see if your heart is experiencing oxygen hunger at that level. It may also give the examiner a false resting EKG and BP. ...Read more
Should I get seconds if tests if I am still experiencing symptoms? Normekg,stress,echo,holter.Age28,no family hist,non smoker.move on to next cause?
I felt little dizzied like passing out during my stress echo test. However all my results came normal and o2 saturation were 98-99. Is that normal?
How rare is it for a man age 25-30 to have a MI?If they did, would it be because of genetics?Does it make it more rare with norm stress & echo tests?
MI: It is very rare for a man in that age group to have an MI unless it were due to a heart condition or the use of drugs, mainly cocaine. If your stress test and echo are fine and you live a healthy lifestyle your chances of a cardiac event are very rare. Relax ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between a lexiscan stress test & a stress echo dobutamine test? I have had the lexiscan before.
Nuclear/ Echo stress: Lexiscan stress generally performed with nuclear isotope, which shows blood circulation(perfusion), comparing with medication lexiscan(stressing heart) and at rest. Dobutamine echo we are looking at wallmotion of heart with medication dobutamine( stressing heart )and at rest to see they show any differences to detect blockages ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Normal nuclear stress, echo, holter 2011. Normal exercise test 7/12, 12 recent ekgs normal. Worth the risk of cath to deal with ongoing chest pain?
Possibly: Depends on type of pain you're having. None of the mentioned tests are perfect and all have false-negatives. If typical pain, consider cath. As with any test, risks should be weighed against benefits. Discuss further with cardiologist. ...Read more
An echocardiogram (also called an echo) is a type of ultrasound test that uses high-pitched sound waves that are sent through a device called a transducer. The device picks up echoes of the sound waves as they bounce off the different parts of your heart. These echoes are turned into moving pictures of your heart that can be seen ...Read more
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